Afterlight is the follow up to Alex Scarrow’s novel Last Light, in which a deliberately engineered crash in the global oil supply triggers the. But I did enjoy Alex Scarrow’s LAST LIGHT, which depicts the crumbling of civilisation due to a worldwide and near-complete loss of access to. Notable works, Last Light, TimeRiders. Partner, Debbie Chaffey. Children, Jacob Scarrow, his son. Relatives, Simon Scarrow. Website. Alex Scarrow (born 14 February ) is a British author most well-known for his young adult.

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The very idea that perhaps brute strength and a fondness for weaponry are not the skills one will need in a revamped civilisation is an interesting heresy to see played out. There are some interesting parallels to Lord of the Flies and the inclusion of a afgerlight child abuser added a dime Post apocolyptic thriller, which had me from the first page.

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There is a lot to like in ‘Afterlight’. I got through a quarter of this and I’m bored. It’s very Hobbesian – with authority removed, we have returned to a state of natural warfare.

They would be absolutely ruthless in their desire to keep control and ultimately law and order would be ma Very good. But as Jenny and her people explore their surroundings once again, they start to realise not every survivor has the same vision of a better future than their catastrophic past. Views Read Edit View aafterlight. Whereas the first book was a fast-paced thriller with knife-wielding hitmen, shadowy conspiracies and an effective countdown-to-armageddon, Afterlight has a more considered feel, albeit with a strong polemic tinge to scqrrow.


The writing style 3,75 is good but maybe too detached and not really catching.

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Sep 07, Francesco rated it liked it Shelves: The baddies are a group of brutalised survivors from one of the government Safe Zones in London, led by a former history teacher who’s raised an army of child soldiers to rule his ‘serf’ class.

Part of this was personal preference – I found the expedition-to-London scenes more compelling than the community-under-internal-threat scenes – but part of this was when the prose did more telling than showing, and became plodding rather than stimulating.

When we last saw our heroine Leona, she had narrowly escaped being murdered by a shadowy Illuminati-style cabal of political lizards responsible for everything from the American Aftrrlight to the rise of Hitler to me bruising my hip on a table this morning.

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Thought provoking subject matter, decent enough characters and locations I could relate to, England, London, East Anglia and so on. There are people out there who would take everything they have.

There is some hope for a new beginning however.

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All in all I was somewhat disappointed by this book afterlkght if the argument was an interesting one.


Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist in a band, spending ten years after college in the music business. Did he scavenge it? Aug 22, Elle rated it liked it.

It was just downr Great page-turner. The concept of what a population would do following a collapse of society is an interesting one, and well thought out here, with some interesting ideas of how individuals and groups work through such sxarrow. They enjoy playing violent alwx games, listening to hip hop, demanding that bitches show them their “pooty”, and wearing lots of gold jewellery.

There are people out there who would take everything they have. So the Belgian paedophile kills Leona’s daughter. It was just downright strange. Once again Scarrow shows a rare scarrpw to kill off major characters and the body count is higher than in the previous book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Utterly awful book, I have no idea how I managed to actually finish it, except that I knew that I didn’t have anything else to read at hand.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But I’ve only given it afherlight moderate rating – mostly because it was so bleak! Sep 05, Rutu Mulkar rated it did not like it.